SECTOR: Education
SUB SECTOR: Bridge/Night School
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 10 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Maharashtra
Issues Addressed:
Empower, strengthen and transform Night Schools to ensure the youth learn better and earn better; Improving quality of education for working students
Supported by:
ANZ Bank; Michael & Susan Dell Foundation; Deutsche Bank; HSBC Bank; Elkem South Asia Pvt. Ltd.; Great Eastern Shipping Foundation; IDFC; Global Fund for Children
Key Trustees:
Nikita Ketkar; Vineet V. Ketkar; Vidya Shah; Dr. Chandrashekhar Bangargi; Suryakant Deshpande
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 82.9% Highest: 100.0% Lowest: 38.0%
Average: Rs4 cr Highest: Rs75 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
How much to donate
  • Rs2,000 as general donation
  • Rs5,000 as general donation
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Improving Quality and Building Capacity of Night Schools
  • Masoom's founder, Ms. Nikita Ketkar, felt the need and urgency for better quality education at night schools in Mumbai as the system failed to meet students' expectations. Masoom was set up to bridge this gap and empower night school students to realize their fullest potential and get better jobs.
  • Programs: (I) Masoom's Night School Transformation Program has a three pronged approach: 1) Education Infrastructure & Inputs: Basic amenities like nutrition, notebooks, textbooks, science labs, and computers. 2) Capacity Building of Stakeholders: Training and workshops for teachers, parents and students. 3) Advocacy: Initiatives to bring about policy level changes in favor of Night Schools. Their career guidance cell provides vocational training and career guidance. (II) Tech on Wheels: Mobile bus providing digital literacy to underprivileged students.
  • Outcome: 1) Covered 20,000 direct beneficiaries so far. 2) Grown from 2 night schools and 180 students in FY09 to 60 night schools and 4,882 students in FY17. 3) Attendance is ~64%. 4) SSC pass percentage has increased from 36% (2009) to to 63% (2017). 5) Out of total beneficiaries who passed SSC (1,155) in 2017, 95% are pursuing higher education. 6) Through Masoom's advocacy efforts, 5,000 students have access to the evening meal scheme of the Central Government.
10 cr
9 cr
Source : Audit Report 2017